The life of mina spiegel rees an american mathematician

In an interview for Mathematical People, she says that she heard, unofficially, that "the Columbia mathematics department was really not interested in having women candidates for Ph. In Rees graduated with her doctorate for a thesis entitled Division algebras associated with an equation whose group has four generators.

This award was made "for outstanding service to mathematics, other than mathematical research" and for "contributions [that] influence significantly the field of mathematics or mathematical education on a national scale.

InRees married physician Leopold Brahdy. Professor Dickson might then have recommended her for an NRC postdoctoral fellowship.

It was also during this period that she served as the first woman president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Rees received many awards for her outstanding contributions.

Rees was a pioneer in the history of computing and helped establish funding streams and institutional infrastructure for research. Margaret Mead before her -- had proved that scientific creativity was not just for men.

Mina Spiegel Rees

Her advisor was Leonard Dickson. At Chicago her doctorate was supervised by Dickson who agreed to a topic in associative algebra despite his own interests having moved to number theory by this time. During she served as the deputy science directory for the ONR.

The Public Welfare Medal, the highest honor of the National Academy of Sciences,"in recognition of distinguished contributions in the application of science to the public welfare Margaret Mead before her -- had proved that scientific creativity was not just for men.

Women remained something of a rarity at that level in the scientific community, but she -- as Marie Curie, Lisa Meitner and Dr. However, in she took leave so that she could contribute to the war effort. Many of her ideas left their mark on fast computer technology.

She comprehended quickly, communicated effectively, and thought creatively. At least 18 honorary doctorates. Rees also had an important role in the growth and diversification of mathematical studies. Mathematical People, edited by Donald Albers and G.

At that time she was told unofficially that "the Columbia mathematics department was not really interested in having women candidates for Ph.

We also know about Mina and so can imagine many splendid research results. In this job she had to take problems submitted to Panel, find the underlying mathematics behind the problems, and then find the right university mathematician to solve it.

Council of Graduate Schools During her time at the Office of Naval Research, Rees headed research in a variety of programs, including hydrofoilslogistics, computers, and numerical development for applications such as rocketry and defense against submarines.

No greater wisdom and foresight could have been displayed and the whole postwar development of mathematical research in the United States owes an immeasurable debt to the pioneer work of the Office of Naval Research and to the alert, vigorous and farsighted policy conducted by Miss [sic] Rees.Mina Spiegel Rees (–) was an American mathematician who worked primarily in administration rather than in teaching or research.

This is a short but comprehensive biography of Rees’s life that includes a lengthy discussion of her PhD work on division algebras, directed by Leonard Eugene Dickson. Dec 30,  · Mina Spiegel Rees (August 2,Cleveland, Ohio – October 25,New York City) was an American mathematician.

She was the first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science () and head of the mathematics department of the Office of Naval Research of the.

Now for a missed opportunity for mathematics in connection with Mina. Mina's thesis was finished in the spring of Professor Dickson might then have recommended her for an NRC postdoctoral fellowship.

"Mina Spiegel Rees ()", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, August,(Login required) Shell-Gellasch, Amy. In Service to Mathematics: The Life and Work of Mina Rees, Docent Press, Fox, Phyllis. Mina Spiegel Rees (August 2,Cleveland, Ohio – October 25,New York City) was an American mathematician.

She was the first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science () and head of the mathematics department of the Office of Naval Research of the United States.

In Service to Mathematics : The Life and Work of Mina Rees

Mina Spiegel Rees () was an American mathematician who had a significant impact on mathematical research and eduction in the United States. She received a PhD in mathematics at the University of Chicago, writing under the direction of L.E.

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